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Lion, the movie that will break your heart

As a mother and Human being this movie broke my heart and moved me deeply.

This powerful story told with emotion, beauty, pain and love, provides an accurate portrayal of the huge challenges facing vulnerable children in India every day, and shows us that what we do, really matter.

Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, LION is about a Indian boy (Saroo Brierley) who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. The story seems so impossible that looks like a real miracle.

All the characters had an outstanding performance, but my favorite was little Sunny Pawar, the young boy that we just want to rescue all the time, the connection that he so perfectly shows with his older brother and mother is worth an Oscar. Nicole Kidman, with a very different image, and very similar to the real mother, give us another powerful moment when she tells her adopted son the truth about his adoption.

A very interest fact is that you only understand the name of the movie LION in the very end, almost when the credits begin.

LION had three Oscars nominations, for best supporting actor- Dev Patel,  best Supporting actress – Nicole Kidman and best picture, that I have to say are really breath taking.

This is definitely a movie to watch, but prepare a lot of tissues because you will enter an emotional journey that will show you the kind of hope we are looking for in the world.

You can watch the trailer here:

 

 

 

Our suggestion for a rainy weekend afternoon

This weekend that promises to be cold and rainy, at least here in Cascais, we suggest an afternoon of Netflix. So if you are a fan of the British Royal Family and a fashion addict, like us,  you can´t miss the Netflix drama The Crown, one of the most extravagant television programmes a.k.a the more expensive ever made.

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The crown tells the story of the early years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, starting in 1947 with a 21-year-old, just-married Elizabeth (Claire Foy). The decade following covers the beginning of her reign, the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip (the 11th “Doctor Who,” Matt Smith), the dynamics, as a young female monarch, with an aging Prime Minister Winston Churchill (and a government full of crusty old men) and relationship with her younger sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), who wants to marry a divorced man (Keep in mind, Elizabeth’s father became King after his brother, Edward, abdicated to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson).

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We are completed obsessed not only with the story and each characters, but also with the stunning and impressive wardrobe. The costume designer, Michele Clapton, who is also the genius behind Games of Thrones´s Emmy-winning wardrobe, nailed it again. Can you imagine that the replica of Princess Elizabeth´s wedding dress cost Netflix a huge £30.000 to make and seven weeks to create. How insane is that?!?

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Our favorite character wardrobe is definitely Queen Elizabeth´s sister, the chic and naughty princess Margaret. New fashion icon alert! But it’s not just the wardrobe that is amazing, the scenes filmed in Malta, Kenya (this one is definitely our favorite), and Balmoral in Scotland are breathtaking.

You can watch the trailer here, but we can´t promise that you will resist to start seeing the entire series right away 😉

The movie that will change the way you see life

This weekend I finally saw the movie with Emilia Clarke (the bed ass from Games of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (the handsome guy from Hunger Games), and I love it!

It´s not the movie of the year, and maybe this isn’t the type of movie you’ll be proud to tell your film snob friends you saw, but I have to be honest and say that I really enjoy watching it. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it also made me wonder if I am really living my life to the fullest, as Will, a high-profile successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident, or am I more the Lou type, a small town girl who out of fear, settles with her life.

About the film wardrobe, well I have to prepare you for this, Lou´s wardrobe, is quit terrifying! But even that made me laugh and think that one day this girl will compete with the street style crowd from Paris, because in my way of seeing she´s learning fashion, she´s not afraid of trying and being fool in her bee-statement socks  😉

The film is based on Jojo Moyes’ critically-acclaimed, best-selling novel, and even the title “Me before You”, it´s perfect for book clubs discussions, because after you seeing the movie, or read the book you can find different perspectives about the meaning of it.

“Push yourself. Don´t settle. Just live.”

This simple words that will says to Lou are incredible powerful. Are we really pushing ourselves, and living our life to the fullest?

Have you already seen this movie? Let us know your thoughts.

See the trailer here: